Alstom test report

After a long testing campaign where a series of self-lubricating products were tested in the Centre de Technology in Grenoble, France, Vesconite Hilube approved to use in all kinds of Alstom turbines in wicket gates, connecting rods, servomotors, radial and axial segments. This approval is valid worldwide.

The basic results and testing conditions are as follows:

Supplier: Grafimec Bearings Systems – Brazil
Material tested: Vesconite Hilube
Size of bushings: 95 x 80 x 60 mm
Testing conditions:
Test: dry
Temperature: room
Tests duration: 1.800.000 cycles
Specific load: 20 MPa
Speed: 15 mm/s

Results:
Wear: ≤0,1 mm
Dynamic friction coefficient: <0,12 

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